Cradle 2 the Grave Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
September 28, 2012
While it aspires to be cinematic junk food, the picture is relentlessly moronic, eschewing B-movie thrills to wallow in Z-movie production achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
A mess. Don't try to make it make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2010
When the film features a steel cage brawl between Li and a gaggle of Ultimate Fighting Champions, an ATV chase with DMX, and a kick-ass girlfight between Kelly Hu and Gabrielle Union, enduring the dreck is a relatively small price to pay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
Absurdity is one of Cradle 2 the Grave's two fatal flaws. The other is predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 6, 2004
You'll have to check your brain at the door, but as long as you remember to pick it up on the way out, you should be fine.
| Original Score: 3/5
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide
October 8, 2003
Cradle 2 the Grave will rock you into a deadly stupor.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 2, 2003
Unlike many films of this genre, it has a plot that makes sense and it has characters that are least defined, if not developed.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 14, 2003
A movie about stealing pricey diamonds rather than strutting around in them, it pits ghetto jewel thieves against martial arts secret agents and high-stakes shopaholics.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 10, 2003
...gratuitous violence at its most sublimely ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...if you're jonesing for some violence, this'll have to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Em certo momento do filme, ao descrever o crescente poder de destruição de uma arma, um personagem diz: 'Uma Hiroshima... Duas Hiroshimas...'. Creio que o estágio seguinte seria: 'Um Contra o Tempo...'.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Cradle 2 the Grave feels like about four different movies working at once, all of them stylized, none of them making much sense and maybe a couple of those being even slightly entertaining.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Save a place at the cemetery for this film.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Spence D.
IGN Movies
April 30, 2003
In the spectrum of modern martial arts movies, Cradle 2 the Grave is glorified B-movie fodder at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
The problem with CRADLE 2 GRAVE, aside from the cutesy "2" in the title is very simple. Not enough Jet Li.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2003
A fast-paced, big action hip-hop kung fu thriller, Cradle 2 The Grave stretches the boundaries of the genre with an engaging combo of Jet Li magic, a smart, funny script and spectacular stunts.
Jeremiah Kipp
ToxicUniverse.com
March 20, 2003
It's an insult to Jet Li's acrobatic talent, and also to DMX's svelte, feral intensity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
March 12, 2003
Stupid fun when it isn't too busy being just plain stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 11, 2003
Cradle 2 the Grave is a contemporary Hollywood B-movie and the most shamelessly excessive buddy action picture since The Last Boy Scout.
Rachel Deahl
Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)
March 7, 2003
With too little Li and too much DMX, Cradle would have been better served if these players had been allowed to stick to what they do best, with Li fighting and DMX singing.
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